Tag : pensions

Strike Action to End as UCU Accept UUK Offer

9 months ago / 0 comments

University and College Union (UCU) members have voted to accept a proposed deal from Universities UK (UUK), immediately drawing to a close the long period of industrial action. 53,415 UCU members were balloted, with 33,913 valid votes cast, a turnout of 63.5%. Of the votes cast, 21,683 chose to accept … Read More

UCU Strikes Set To End As Agreement Reached

10 months ago / 0 comments

Members of the University and College Union (UCU) are expected to return to work on Wednesday after the union and the Universities UK (UUK) group reached an agreement over pensions. Despite over 35 meetings of the Joint Negotiating Committee since the start of 2017, no agreement had been reached before … Read More

Four Weeks of Strike Action Begins

11 months ago / 0 comments

Strike action has unfolded across campus this week, with university staff beginning a total of fourteen days of industrial action, spread across four weeks. The University of Leeds is not the only higher education body to be impacted, with 61 universities across the UK experiencing strikes. This action has been … Read More

Academics Threaten Strikes Over Pensions

1 year ago / 0 comments

With the raising of university tuition, Vice-Chancellors have been accused of being fat cats creaming off the increased fees.  Yet the financial position of most academics is far from secure.  The University Superannuation Scheme (USS) – the pension fund for more than 390,000 academics – now has the largest pension debt … Read More

Gender Disparity with the Pension Pay Gap

2 years ago / 0 comments

In a recent study carried out by Zurich Insurance, it has been revealed that women are receiving almost £50,000 less into their pensions compared to men. The survey looked into 250,000 pension plans and is one of the largest workplace studies undertaken. It revealed yet again the disparities between men … Read More

Uni condemns marking boycott

4 years ago / 0 comments

The University has criticised lecturers’ decision to take part in a marking boycott in protest of proposed cuts to staff pensions. A statement released to The Gryphon said, ‘We are extremely disappointed that the UCU (University and College Union) has decided to take industrial action now. This action needlessly threatens student … Read More

Lecturers to consider strike action

4 years ago / 0 comments

Students have been urged to support lecturers in a vote which could lead to strike action over ‘radical’ changes to pensions. The Universities and Colleges Union is asking members in 67 UK universities, including Leeds, to vote on the proposed walk-out in a ballot this month. The news follows a … Read More